- The Washington Times - Friday, December 14, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Protecting public health hearing 10 a.m. Government Reform, Technology and Procurement Policy House subcommittee holds a hearing, "Battling Bioterrorism: Why Timely Information Sharing Between Local, State and Federal Governments is Key to Protecting Public Health." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
Trade promotion mark-up 9:30 a.m. Senate Finance Committee marks up the bipartisan trade promotion authority bill and considers pending nominations. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

PRESIDENT BUSH
10:40 a.m. Meets with Thaksin Shinawatra, Thai prime minister, Oval Office of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases manufacturing and trade, inventories and sales for October. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m.
Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for November. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
9:15 a.m.
Federal Reserve Board releases its report on industrial production and capacity utilization for November. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics holds a meeting of the federal economic statistics advisory committee. Location: Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5600.

SENATE
Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of John Magaw to be undersecretary of transportation for security. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

HOUSE
Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
American Legislative Exchange Council conference 8 a.m. The American Legislative Exchange Council holds its 2001 states and nation policy summit.
Highlights 12:30 p.m. George Will, syndicated columnist/political analyst.
7:15 p.m.
David Williams, Kentucky State Senate president.
Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/549-2889.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America conference 8:05 a.m. The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America presents its 12th annual national leadership forum.
Highlights 9:10 a.m. Asa Hutchinson, director of the Drug Enforcement Agency.
4 p.m.
John McKnight, director of Northwestern University's Institute for Policy Research, and co-author of "Building Communities from the Inside Out," keynote speaker.
Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 703/706-0560, ext. 246.
Terrorism conference 8:30 a.m. The American Society for Industrial Security Council on Global Terrorism, Political Instability and International Crime presents a conference, "Target America: The New Reality of Terrorism," regarding biological and chemical threats. Location: Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 703/518-1493.
Energy briefing 9 a.m. Energy Daily and the United States Energy Association hold an Energy Newsmaker Breakfast briefing on "Energy This Year and 2002." The participants include: Red Cavaney, American Petroleum Institute; David Parker, American Gas Association; and Tom Kuhn, Edison Electric Institute. Location: United States Energy Association, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-1555.
Coosing ceremony 9 a.m. The World Bank holds a closing ceremony to mark the end of the annual meetings of the Onchocerciasis (river blindness) Program. Location: Preston Auditorium, 1818 H St. NW. Contact: 202/458-1653.
Health policy discussion 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a health policy discussion, "Does Health Insurance Increase the Use of Medical Care?" The participants include: Craig William Perry, Princeton University Investment Co.; Harvey Rosen, Princeton University; Linda Blumberg, Urban Institute; and Robert Helms, American Enterprise Institute. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Wartime compensation news conference 9:30 a.m. The German Forced Labor Compensation Program and the Holocaust Victim Assets Program present a news conference on the Dec. 31, 2001, deadline for handicapped and other World War II-era Nazi regime victims to apply for compensation with the International Organizations for Migration. The participants include: Cheryl Hill, International Organizations for Migration senior legal adviser; Hugh Gallagher, Washington-based author of "By Trust Betrayed: Patients, Physicians and the License to Kill in the Third Reich"; James Glass, government/politics professor at the University of Maryland; and Audrey Cash, International Organizations for Migration U.S./Canada program coordinator. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/862-1826.
Polish foreign policy lecture 10 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a lecture on Polish foreign policy. The speaker is Polish Foreign Minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszeicz. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242 or 202/234-3800, ext. 2115.
Family physicians discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring discussions on the role of family physicians on the front lines of today's bioterrorist threat and the science behind anthrax and other biological weapons. The participants include: Dr. Warren Jones, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians; and Dr. Jonathan Temte, Madison, Wis. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
College football bet briefing 10:30 a.m. Sens. Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat; Byron Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat; Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat; and Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, hold a news briefing on a college football bet. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-2043.
Wartime message discussion noon The Washington Chapter of the American Jewish Committee presents a panel discussion titled "Crafting America's Wartime Message." The participants include: Kevin Klose, president/CEO of National Public Radio; Brian McKeon, Democratic chief counsel for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; and Christopher Ross, senior advisor to the undersecretary of state for public policy and public affairs. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-4200.
Afghan women's summit news conference noon Feminist organizations host a news conference with six delegates to the Afghan Women's Summit in Brussels, which issued a proclamation on education and culture, health care, refugees and human rights issues. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/593-6481.
Pilots and guns news conference 1 p.m. The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms presents a news conference, "Santa Protects Pilots against Terrorists." Location: Large Conference Room, Suite 800, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-5259.
Smithsonian Institution news conference 5 p.m. The Smithsonian Institution hosts a news conference following a meeting of Smithsonian Science Commission on Natural History Museum, Center for Materials Research and Education budget transfer issues. Jeremy Sabloff, Smithsonian Science Commission chairman, participates. Location: Smithsonian Institution Castle, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 129.
Dinner 6 p.m. The U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, the U.S.-Thailand Business Council and the Asia Society host a reception and dinner featuring keynote speaker Thaksin Shinawatra, Thai prime minister. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/289-1911.
Arctic crossing lecture 7 p.m. The Royal Norwegian Embassy presents "Arctic Ocean 2000," a lecture and slide show by a Norwegian team, Rune Gjeldnes and Torry Larsen, who crossed the Arctic, traveling 2,100 kilometers in 109 days last year on crosscountry skis without assistance. Location: Ambassador's Residence, 3401 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/944-8930.

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